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Agudath Israel applauds Cuomo’s $25 Million security grant proposal for religious schools

02/24/2017 1:18 PM Updated: 1 day ago

  With rising anti-Semitic incidents around the country and in particular rising hate crimes across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo called together leaders from across

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Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating

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Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of

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(Op-ed) Time is now for de Blasio to keep promises to special needs children

02/22/2017 11:26 AM Updated: 3 days ago

(By Mark Meyer Appel) In an emotion-filled 2014 City Hall press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by ex Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, promised a major overhaul to

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Neither rain nor Trump deter New York’s Jewish Rally for Refugees

02/13/2017 12:53 PM

Neither sleet nor rain were enough to stop crowds from voicing their support of America’s newest and most vulnerable residents at New York City’s Jewish Rally

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New York apologizes for “anti-Israel” cartoon in test

02/09/2017 4:03 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

A cartoon featured in the January 24 New York State regents exam, described by the American Jewish Congress as “blatantly anti-Israel,” has prompted an apology from the

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Subways passengers band together to erase Nazi graffiti

02/05/2017 8:38 AM

If all the reports of rising anti-Semitism have caused you distress, this story might act as a reassuring message that most people aren’t actually monsters. The

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Subway Nazi wanted by NYPD

02/03/2017 1:54 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

The NYPD is looking for a man who attacked a woman on the C train after reading from an anti-Semitic pamphlet in a German accent, New

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New York is most popular travel choice for Israelis, new poll finds

02/02/2017 4:06 PM

New York is the travel destination of choice for Israelis, according to a Smith organization poll cited Thursday by Hamodia. The poll, taken in advance of the

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Rockland County GOP criticized as anti-Semitic, again

01/26/2017 5:39 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Lawrence Garvey, chairman of the Rockland County Republican Party, is under attack from what critics are calling an anti-Semitic Facebook post. Garvey intended to criticize last

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Supporters of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane turn to Donald Trump as defender of Israel

01/06/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a fiery pro-Israel activist branded as a terrorist by the US government for founding the Jewish Defense League (JDL),

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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Veteran city government worker Carl Weisbrod announced his resignation Wednesday from his position as Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Weisbrod’s

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Brooklyn councilman David Greenfield introduces legislation to prevent garbage truck traffic

01/04/2017 12:00 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Brooklyn city councilman is introducing legislation Wednesday requiring the Department of Sanitation to release GPS data showing where its garbage trucks are in real time. According

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Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 1 month ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by

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Carjackers have fatal collision with synagogue wall

01/02/2017 5:02 PM

A carjacking last night turned deadly after a stolen SUV crashed into a Connecticut synagogue, Fox 61 reports. The incident began early Monday morning, when a

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Carnegie Deli Closes up Shop

12/30/2016 1:56 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  What has been a staple in New York City for 80 years will shutter its doors at the end of today.  Carnegie Deli, located on

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Volunteers with Masbia Soup Kitchen Help the Needy During Hanukkah

12/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Holiday meals were dispensed in Queens this week by Masbia, a nonprofit pantry and soup kitchen network, NY1 reported. The meals were dispensed outside the soup

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Brooklyn Resident Explores Judaism in Budapest

12/30/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 1 month ago

    She grew up with a love for traveling, visiting places like East Africa as a child. But Williamsburg resident Alyssa Petersel never imagined writing

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Councilman Greenfield Lights the World’s Largest Menorah

12/30/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 1 month ago

     

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FDNY 9/11 Victims Honored at Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

12/29/2016 5:12 PM